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  • Win £30k of funding for your intergenerational idea

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

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    thinkpublic have been working with The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to develop a new approach to supporting social innovation projects. The first stage of this process is a call for ideas that is currently open for UK projects at www.intergenerationall.org and for Portuguese projects at www.entregeracoes.org.

    We are looking for innovative and dynamic intergenerational projects that deal with three key issues: Environment, Migration and Intercultural issues, and Isolation and Loneliness. If you have a great idea then your organisation could be awarded £30,000 of funding to make it happen.

    If you are successful in your funding application, thinkpublic will provide you with a package of design support, to help ensure your project has the biggest impact and amount of user involvement possible.

    Stage 1 of the call is open until 12 noon on Friday 26th March, ideas will then be shortlisted and invited to complete a more detailed application. If you would like to find out more about this fund, watch this video with Andrew Barnett, Director of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch).

  • New Book on Public Space: At the Edge of the City

    Community, Communication Design

    At the Edge of the City: Reinhabiting Public Space toward the Recovery of Beirut's Horsh Al-Sanawbar

    Abstract At the Edge of the City is a contemporary critique of urban governance and spatial production in Beirut. The undertaking is advocating in scope, multidisciplinary in approach, and journalistic in style. The book is an edited volume on public space in Beirut, focused on the case of Beirut’s park Horsh Al-Sanawbar, hosting the original textual and visual works of over 25 scholars, professionals, journalists, activists, and artists. The book is supported by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Middle East Office) and published by the professional initiative DISCURSIVE FORMATIONS.

    Advocacy Within the political and advocacy spirit of At the Edge of the City, copies of the book will be donated to Assabil’s Beirut Municipal Public Libraries (Bachoura, Geitawi, Monnot, and Kotobus) and to the university libraries of the American University of Beirut, (ALBA) Balamand University, Beirut Arab University, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanese American University, Lebanese University, Notre Dame University, and Saint Joseph University. Copies of the book will also be presented to the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM), the Municipality of Beirut (MoB), the Directorate General of Urbanism (DGU), and the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR). The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Middle East Office) will distribute 200 copies of the book, and DISCURSIVE FORMAT...

  • New 2009 thinkpublic brand book

    Communication, Communication Design

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    The 2009 thinkpublic brand book is now available view on Issuu, you can view it here or you can order a good-old fashioned print version by emailing paul.thurston@thinkpublic.com

  • ‘What we learnt’ goes worldwide!

    Communication, Communication Design

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    We received an email all the way from Meena Kadri in New Zealand last week, by the sounds of it our ‘what i learnt last week’ reflection tools have been going down well!

    ———————— Just thought I’d send you through a few images of the weekly Learnings Initiative I started with one of the small advertising agency clients that I consult with all the way down here in New Zealand – inspired by your own learnings sheets posted on Flickr. I’ll be posting something about it on my blog in time, with due credit to your guys, but am just waiting for their site is re-launched in a month or so. Meanwhile I felt you’d enjoy a glimpse of your Antipodean influence!

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    thinkpublic have been asked to conduct a large scale public engagement initative on the Cambridge Road and Cambridge Gardens Estates in Kingston. The PCT are keen to address a number of health inequalities that residents on the estate experience. Working in partnership with the PCT, Local Council, Community Groups and the Young Foundation, thinkpublic have led a number of activities that engage with local residents and involve them in the design of future health services on the estate.

    This week the thinkpublic team have been painting large public engagement messages around the Cambridge Road and Cambridge Gardens Estate in Kingston. Over the past two days we have conducted in-depth interviews, informal conversations and vox-pops with over 60 residents, and are looking forward to a co-design event with the community in July.

    The project has it’s own website www.youcankingston.com where you can keep track of everything that happens.

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    thinkpublic have been asked to conduct a large scale public engagement initative on the Cambridge Road and Cambridge Gardens Estates in Kingston. The PCT are keen to address a number of health inequalities that residents on the estate experience. Working in partnership with the PCT, Local Council, Community Groups and the Young Foundation, thinkpublic have led a number of activities that engage with local residents and involve them in the design of future health services on the estate.

    This week the thinkpublic team have been painting large public engagement messages around the Cambridge Road and Cambridge Gardens Estate in Kingston. Over the past two days we have conducted in-depth interviews, informal conversations and vox-pops with over 60 residents, and are looking forward to a co-design event with the community in July.

    The project has it’s own website www.youcankingston.com where you can keep track of everything that happens.

  • thinkpublic: social innovation and design film

    Community, Communication Design

    We have created this short film about what we do and how we do it. This compilation of our recent work and clients should give you a taste for what thinkpublic are about.

    If you would like to find out more about any of the work featured in this film please email us on: hello@thinkpublic.com

  • Nice Video about Entrepreneurs

    Communication, Communication Design

    This is a lovely little video about entrepreneurs. Take a look!

  • 2012 Olympic ‘Education Logo’ Design Competition

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Designing for any large public event always sparks debate and the 2012 London Olympic Games logo was no exception, personally I have grown to really love this design. The fact that everyone knows what it's for has achieved most of what a logo is supposed to do but it's also got people talking about the olympics whether that's in a positive or negative way which can only be a good thing. It also fits perfectly with the web and has been used very well with interactive graphics which will be much more prominent than print come 2012.

    Anyway I think enough has been written about the logo!...So, how would you like your logo design to sit alongside it at the vast number of community and education events surrounding the games? Well if your aged between 16 and 21 you can enter an Olympic committee competition to design a "special version of the logo that will sit alongside the London 2012 Paralympic logo and be known as the London 2012 ‘education logo’. It will be seen in communities across the UK!"

    My advice is to involve the people at schools and community centre's that will use the logo and find out how it would fit within their work and what would they want to see. Full details of how you can enter can be downloaded here

  • The Experienced Based Design Approach goes national

    Communication, Communication Design

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    The experience based design approach toolkit we developed in partnership with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has been rolled out nationally. We’re so pleased that the lessons we learnt working with patients and staff at Luton and Dunstable Hospital will be shared with NHS Trusts across the country.

    A patient-led NHS is easy to say but hard to do. At thinkpublic, we’re proud to be doers as well as thinkers, and we’re even prouder of the lasting, productive and collaborative relationships we helped to build between patients and frontline staff at Luton and Dunstable and other NHS Trust whilst developing the EBD Approach. Now we’re looking forward to helping NHS Trusts everywhere harness the power of their most valuable asset – their service users.

    Download the case study here (PDF)

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